Buck F’n Rogers on the 40th Anniversary in “Awakening”
1979 Theatrical Pilot / S1E1 & 2
Rated R: Restricted
Strong Crude Sexual Content And Language Throughout
Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent Or Adult Guardian
"In the year 1987, at the John F. Kennedy Space Center, NASA launched the last of America’s deep space probes. The payload, perched on the nose cone of the massive rocket, was a one-man exploration vessel – Ranger 3. Aboard this compact starship, a lone astronaut – Captain William “Buck” Rogers – was to experience cosmic forces beyond all comprehension. An awesome brush with death: in the blink of an eye, his life support systems were frozen by temperatures beyond imagination. Ranger 3 was blown out of its planned trajectory into an orbit a thousand times more vast, an orbit which was to return the ship full circle to his point of origin – its mother Earth – not in five months, but in 500 years.
For 500 years, Buck Rogers drifted through a world in which reality and fantasy merged into a timeless dream…"
Diabolu Frank is joined by Illegal Machine and Mr. Fixit in discussing the theatrically released pilot of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century starring Gil Gerard, Pamela Hensley, Erin Gray, and Henry Silva, in the first bawdy installment of a podcast covering the entire 1979-1981 science fantasy television show, based on the 1928 novella, 1929-1967 comic strip, 1932-1947 radio series, 1939 movie serial, and prior 1950–1951 television series.